Klosterman’s The Visible Man

So this prompt is gonna be pretty straightforward, so don’t think too much about it. By now you should have read Klosterman’s The Visible Man, and I really hope you got something out of it. The reason I wanted you to read it was so you could see that a different type of fiction writing is possible if you are creative enough to pull it off. He took a lot of chances in that book, and it’s pretty esoteric in form if you are not familiar with experimental fiction; so the prompt for your final will kind of follow in that tradition. Your prompt:

You will write a story.

That’s it. There are really no rules to this story. Other than make it as weird and creative as possible. Well, there are a few rules. And here they are.

Your story MUST BE EXACTLY FOUR PAGES in length, single-spaced. This means to the end of the fourth page, no more no less. I’m talking EXACTLY FOUR. Your story MUST HAVE EXACTLY TEN PARAGRAPHS, no more no less. I’m talking EXACTLY TEN.

Each paragraph MUST begin with the following phrase:

“Yeah, but”

That’s including the first and the last paragraph. EVERY SINGLE ONE. And you must tie your story together around those yeah, but(s). What comes within the paragraphs is totally up to you. TOTALLY TOTALLY TOTALLY up to you. These should be fictional (ish), and they should be as super crazy creative as possible. Get wild, dudes. This is the final!

These will be due on Tuesday, December 12 by 11:59 p.m. Absolutely no late papers allowed as I will grading these immediately and turning in grades shortly thereafter. So please keep this in mind! Good luck!